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Global Masculinities and Manhood
edited by Ronald L Jackson II and Murali Balaji
contributions by Nil Mutluer, Mich Nyawalo, Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Margarita Saona, Kath Woodward, Bryan Keith Alexander, Molefi Asante, Murali Balaji, Maurice Hall, Ronald L Jackson II and Shino Konishi
foreword by Molefi Asante
University of Illinois Press, 2013
eISBN: 978-0-252-09355-5 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03651-4 | Paper: 978-0-252-07965-8
Library of Congress Classification BF692.5.G575 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.332


Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, Global Masculinities and Manhood examines the concept of masculinity from the perspectives of cultures around the world. In the era of globalization, masculinity continues to be studied in a Western-centric context. Contributors to this volume, however, deconstruct the history and politics of masculinities within the contexts of the cultures from which they have been developed, examining what makes a man who he is within his own culture. Highlighting manifestations of masculinity in countries including Jamaica, Turkey, Peru, Kenya, Australia, and China, scholars from a variety of disciplines grapple with the complex politics of identity and the question of how gender is interpreted and practiced through discourse. Topics include how masculinity is affected by war and conflict, defined in relation to race, ethnicity, and sexuality, and expressed in cultural activities such as sports or the cinema.


Contributors are Bryant Keith Alexander, Molefi K. Asante, Murali Balaji, Maurice Hall, Ronald L. Jackson II, Shino Konishi, Nil Mutluer, Mich Nyawalo, Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Margarita Saona, and Kath Woodward.

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